Heidi Henderson

Associate Professor of Dance

Joined Connecticut College: 2003

B.A., Colby College
M.F.A., Smith College


Modern technique




Dance writing

Heidi Henderson teaches Modern Technique, Composition, Improvisation, Anatomy, and Dance Writing. Henderson is the artistic director of elephant JANE dance.

Heidi Henderson, Associate Professor of Dance

Heidi grew up in Skowhegan, Maine, spent some time in New York City, and now lives in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

She is a four-time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship for excellence in the field. Her work has been performed in London, Korea, NYC, at Jacob’s Pillow in Mass., The Flynn Space in Burlington, VT, The Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, and at many other places in New England. Heidi danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Weiner and Paula Josa-Jones, and with Colleen Thomas, Peter Schmitz and Sondra Loring.

She is a contributing editor at "Contact Quarterly: a vehicle for moving ideas." Her book, "Growing Place," contains interviews with artists of the Bates Dance Festival. An interview about Heidi’s choreographic process can be found on Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence: www.movementresearch.org/criticalcorrespondence/blog/?p=5374

She teaches regularly at the Bates Dance Festival. She has taught at Dance New Amsterdam, DanceSpace Inc. in NYC, NYU’s Tisch Dance Summer Festival, Moving Target Boston, and in many residencies at colleges in the US.

She has been on the dance faculty of Amherst College, Colby College, Hampshire College, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Roger Williams University.

Visit the dance department website. 

Majoring in Dance. 

Contact Heidi Henderson

Mailing Address

Heidi Henderson
Connecticut College
Box #5351
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


307 College Center at Crozier-Williams